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11/01/2013 02:54 pm ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

A Real-Time Map Of Births And Deaths

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In 1950, there were 2.5 billion humans. Today there are just over 7 billion. In another 30 years, according to U.S. Census Bureau projections, there will be more than 9 billion.

Brad Lyon has a doctoral degree in mathematics and does software development. He wanted to make those numbers visual. Last year he and designer Bill Snebold made a hugely popular interactive simulation map of births and deaths in the U.S. alone--the population of which is on pace to increase 44 percent by 2050. Now, Lyon takes on the world.

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